Ga'tam (Heb. Gatanm'גִּעתָּם, according to Gesenius from the Arab. puny; according to Fürst from גִּיאּעֲתָם, a burnt valley; Sept. Γοθώμ and Γοθάμ v.r. Γοωθάμ; Vulg. Gotham and Gothan), the fourth named of the sons of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, and founder of a corresponding Edomitish tribe (Ge 36:11,16; 1Ch 1:36). B.C. post 1927. Knobel (Genesis ad loc.) compares Jodam, an Arab tribe inhabiting the Hisma, a part of Matthew Sherah, the ָע having dropped from the name (Gesenius, Thes. page 976); while Rodiger (ib. Append. page 80) refers to the Arab tribe Jethamah, mentioned by Ibn-Duraid (1854, page 300). SEE IDUMEA.

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